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2018 Australian Bird Of Paradise 1 oz Silver Coin NGC MS69 ER

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The Perth Mint is famous for strikingsilverand gold coins featuring the images of native species to the Australian continent. With each passing year, the Perth Mint discovers a new way to captivate investors and collectors with stunning imagery, such as the new Australian Silver Emu. Today, the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Bird of Paradise has joined those ranks and is currently available to you from Provident Metals with NGC certification.


  • Delivered protected in plastic slabs by the NGC!
  • 1st design released in the Australian Silver Bird of Paradise series!
  • Availability limited to 50,000 coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $1 (AUD), backed by the government of Australia.
  • Obverse features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features Bird of Paradise design.
  • Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Early Release label included.

Discovered in 1848 by Scottish naturalist John Macgillivray, the Bird of Paradise is a native species found in New Guinea and the Australian state of Queensland. The species exists across both landmasses dating back to a period in Earths history when New Guinea and Australia were connected physically.

All of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Bird of Paradise Coins in this product listing are available with a near-perfect certification from the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade showcase full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited in nature to minuscule contact marks or hairlines and limited in scope to only those areas outside of the primary focal points of the design.

The Early Release label included denotes that each coin arrived at the NGC for certification within 30 days of its 2018 release date from the Perth Mint. Each coin is carefully packaged in a protective plastic slab by the NGC following certification to ensure the continued brilliant condition.


The obverse face of the 2018 Australian Silver Bird of Paradise Coins includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation right-profile portrait of Her Majesty created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint of England.


On the reverse side of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Bird of Paradise Coin, youll find the image of Victoria’s riflebird. Macgillivray named the species after the reigning Queen Victoria I when he noticed it in the rainforests of Queensland, where the local Yidinji people referred to the bird as the duwuduwu.


Do you have questions about this silver coin, or perhaps about others released by the Perth Mint? We encourage you to reach out to our customer service team by calling 1-800-313-3315. You can also send us an email with the details of your questions, or chat live with us through our website.

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Product Details

Year 2018
Condition MS69 ER
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 3.2 mm
Diameter 40.6 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $1 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Jennifer McKenna
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Birds of Paradise
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 50,000
Capsule Size 40.6 mm
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.346x2.369x0.393
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2574431